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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 5, 2007 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Deadhook?

Whoa...no wonder I don't know what I am doing.

Maybe that is part of it...old site for old farts. What's comfortable, etc.

But, and I am just curious here, don't you still find that the web experiences mirror 'real life' interactions (thus, you graviate toward those you have more in common with, etc., etc.)?

Perhaps not--given your response, but for me, those interactions are really the reason I come around. I picked up the basics on a techno level, early on, and that was huge, but the personal interactions (ie, off site) are what brought me around in a big way. That happened really quickly here (ie, music sharing), but not there (hook)...no problem, just different. And no doubt, 'my fault.'

I'll have to re-read your post cause I didn't follow half of it (again, my problem).

Thanks, huntr--I appreciated your input here and there.

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Poster: huntr Date: Sep 5, 2007 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Deadhook?

"Maybe that is part of it...old site for old farts. What's comfortable, etc."

I am most comfortable in "real time" as it were
IRC predates message boards AFAIK.. it was around then the WWW was in its primal stages ..hardcore geeks at unix and linux boxes chattering to each other about their 8bit machines and such
I didn't get into it till well after Windows and mac clients started appearing (much to the geeks displeasure from what I'm told)

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"But, and I am just curious here, don't you still find that the web experiences mirror 'real life' interactions"


In a very general way..
I have no preference for one clique of posters on a site over another as it were..
No single message board Ive ever been to has served all my needs
Ive always preferred the immediacy of IRC .. being "present" with a person in real time..
although I have had exchanges in IRC where it took a few days to get through a conversation cause the "posts" were 14 hours apart too
To me the people I associate with in IRC are more "real" in a sense than anyone I interact with on any message board if thats what you mean

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"(thus, you graviate toward those you have more in common with, etc., etc.)?"

Nobody likes to hang out in a environment that they find unpleasant & unrewarding.
I don't go to the dead boards to talk about Howard Stern.. I don't talk much dead there

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"Perhaps not--given your response, but for me, those interactions are really the reason I come around. I picked up the basics on a techno level, early on, and that was huge, but the personal interactions (ie, off site) are what brought me around in a big way."


I don't interact with anyone off any site .. Thats why I go to the site in the first place
other than doing the odd reasonable B&P or sending out freebies and such... thats as personal as I ever get
I never post in vibe threads or any of that sort of thing... excepting the rare birthday thread I guess
not that I think Ill of them or dislike the people or anything .. I just don't participate on that level
Most of the music I give away is to friends and strangers in "the real world"

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"That happened really quickly here (ie, music sharing), but not there (hook)...no problem, just different. And no doubt, 'my fault.'"


sometimes the slow buildup is a better payoff.... sometimes not .. only time can tell on that one

p.s.
I guess you missed my DVD freebie/contest.. 8(
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"I'll have to re-read your post cause I didn't follow half of it (again, my problem)."


I wouldn't worry about that if I were you ... you are not the first person who's said that to me 8)

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"Thanks, huntr--I appreciated your input here and there."


now that IS a first...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 5, 2007 8:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about Deadhook?

Very cool; thanks huntr. I think I now see what in large measure brings me enjoyment here--hoping it won't sound odd--and it's just the writing. Yes, as you note, their is a lag, but here, in general, we can have consistent dialogues, and writing, I find in my old age especially, is good therapy. Every week or so I am forced to defend (in a good way) a position, even a trivial one, and that helps refine and expand a person's perspective. The folks here, just by historical accident, that I have hooked up with most consistently, are about my age, with my interests and perhaps more importantly, with similar doeses of sadness and growth regarding personal loss and the like. Lots to connect with...

Thanks for all the feedback and explanation.